Ghanaian clubs to use the Accra Sports Stadium as their home venue for the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season will have to pay GHC 20,000 in order to use the facility, the National Sports Authority (NSA) has announced.
The Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Prof Peter Twumasi, indicated in a release that the user fee will help to raise funds for the Sports Authority.
He added some of the money will be used in keeping the facility in good shape and also implement fully, all COVID-19 protocols at the state-owned edifice.
“We’ve already determined to charge a fixed amount of ₵20,000 per match from each club for using the Accra Sports Stadium. We need to raise money for the upkeep of the Stadium.
“We need to ensure that the COVID-19 protocols are adhered to. We need sanitizers, nose masks and veronica buckets at the stadium. We need money to to run the facility. We also need health experts and security personnel. All these comes at a huge cost.” Prof Twumasi indicated.
The Accra Sports Stadium will host more matches in the upcoming season in both the Premier League and Division One as five teams have confirmed to use the venue.
The NSA, categorising matches from A to C said:
“Matches between Hearts and Kotoko and the National Teams are grouped under “Category A”. Matches between Hearts or Kotoko versus other Premier League clubs are grouped under ‘Category B’ and matches between other clubs excluding Hearts and Kotoko are grouped under “Category C.”
The Accra Sports Stadium will serve as a home venue to Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko, Inter Allies and Great Olympics for the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.
The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League is expected to start on 13 November 2020.
Asante Kotoko will begin their campaign against Eleven Wonders at the venue.
Story by: Princeton Kwabena Wredu | universnewsroom.com